The spectacular variety of marine life
is what keeps divers coming back.


Diving in Malaysia has been largely concentrated in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia and the west coast of Sabah, in East Malaysia. With the discovery of Sipadan Island, off the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia became an international diving destination with throngs of divers flocking to the island from all over the world. There is something to offer divers of all experience levels.

In the east coast of Malaysia, the islands of Pulau Tioman, Pulau Perhentian, Pulau Redang, are well-known locally and regionally. Pulau Tenggol, Pulau Aur, Pulau Dayang, through the years of development, have become internationally known diving destinations in Malaysia too. The diversity of marine life and its rate of growth are prolific in this area.

Malaysia has two main seasons: the dry and the wet season. Due to the South-west Monsoon, Western Malaysia enjoys dry season between November and March, while the wet season happens between April and October. The East Coast, however, affected by the Northeast Monsoon, enjoys dry season between April and October, and the wet season from November to March.

On Sabah’s eastern coast, Sipadan, is comfortable to dive all-year round. Layang Layang, is the best from April to September.
Most of Peninsular Malaysia is covered with tropical rainforests. This area has more than 8000 species of flowering plants, while the island of Borneo has more than 11 000. There are around 200 species of mammals, including the Asiatic Elephant, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Leopards and Clouded Leopards. More than 450 species of birds, 250 species of reptiles 15 000 species of insects can be found in Malaysia.

The climate is warm, tropical and humid all year round, except on high grounds. Temperatures are usually at 28 to 30 Degree Celsius in the day. Although the monsoon winds affect the climate, strong winds are uncommon and typhoons usually miss the country by several hundred kilometres. The East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia usually closes her gates to offshore tourism and fishing during the monsoon period.

By air: Peninsular Malaysia’s main gateway is Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), which serves international flights and acts as the transit gateway to other domestic destinations in Malaysia. It is also accessible easily by roads as long-distance express buses link major towns and cities in Malaysia, Singapore and some destinations in Thailand.

A certificate of vaccination against yellow fever is necessary for visitors coming from endemic zones. Vaccinations against Hepatitis-A, Tetanus, Typhoid and Polio are advised. Malaysia has modern medical facilities, but they are not in remote areas. It is recommended that you get medical insurance. Consult your local travel clinic or your doctor for more information and advice for the most up-to-date information on this issue. For travellers based and setting out from Singapore, you can contact Tan Tock Seng Traveller’s Clinic.

CurrencyMalaysian Ringgit (RM), (MYR)
LanguageBahasa Melayu
CapitalKuala Lumpur
ElectricityThree-Square UK Plug
GovernmentFederal Government of Malaysia
TimezoneUTC +8
Calling Code+60
Network ProvidersCelcom, Maxis, DiGi, UMobile, TuneTalk
National AirlineMalaysia Airlines

Timeless Tenggol, Malaysia

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Pulau Tenggol is one of the most beautiful islands in east coast of Malaysia; known for its perfect waters warmed by the South China Sea. The small and compact island of Pulau Tenggol is a forgotten gem set in the clear blue waters of the South China Sea-

An emerald of deep, green forested interior flanked by white powder beaches and beautiful reefs.This natural island with beaches saturated with pristine warm water is a divers’ and snorkels’ paradise.


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Diving in Tioman

Tioman Island (or Pulau Tioman, as it is known locally) is one of Malaysia most popular island, where the white sand beaches overhung by towering palm trees are lapped by clear, calm, and warm water teeming with all sorts of tropical marine life…

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Diving in Mataking

Mataking Island, one of the hottest dive spot in the Celebes Sea is located just 40 minutes from Semporna, a fishing town at east coast of the state of Sabah, Malaysia. When the crystal turquoise waters of Mataking beckons, it is an offer that cannot be refused…

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Diving in Dayang

Dayang Island (or Pulau Dayang, as it is known locally) is located approximately 65km east of Johore and is just next to Aur Island. With their crystal blue waters and abundant marine life, Dayang Island is one of Malaysia’s most popular island amongst divers all around…

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Diving in Redang

Redang Island (or Pulau Redang, as it is known locally) is located in the South China Sea, Approximately 45km northeast of Kuala Terengganu. Redang offers approximately 80% of the marine life species in the region of Philippines, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea…
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Diving in Layang Layang

Layang Layang, a coral atoll that is truly one of nature’s best creations. Dubbed “The Jewel of the Borneo Banks”, Layang Layang reveals, to many people’s delight the things dreams are made of… a truly magical marine kingdom of bottomless blue…
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Diving in Sipadan

Located in the Sulawesi Sea 35km off the east coast of Borneo, Sipadan lies right in the middle of the richest marine habitat in the world and is ranked in the top 10 dive sites in the world! Known to have more than 3000 species of marine life including large numbers of hawksbill and green turles…
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Diving in Tenggol

Tenggol is a gorgeous island surrounded by the clear, warm waters of the South China Sea with coral reefs creating an ideal home to rich marine life. Tenggol’s reef architecture includes rocky cliffs & immense walls. Whalesharks passed by Tenggol as migratory route from August to October.
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Diving in Perhentian

Perhentian Island (or Pulau Perhentian, as it is known locally) consists of 2 beautiful unspoiled islands off the north eastern coast of Peninsula Malaysia. Approximately 21km of the coast of Kuala Besut, both Perhentian Kecil (Small Perhentian) and Perhentian Besar (Big Perhentian) houses about 30 resorts.


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